100th Anniversary of Remembrance Day of the Polytechnic (C) - Set
100th Anniversary of Remembrance Day of the Polytechnic (C) - Set for only GBP £0.40
The historical period during the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century was, among other things, extremely turbulent for the development of technical sciences in Croatia. The initiator of the idea on the institutionalization of Croatian Higher Technical Education was the Club of Engineers and Architects founded in 1878 in Zagreb. In 1884, the Club changed its name to the Society of Engineers and Architects in Zagreb. The academic community, and particularly the Faculties of Engineering in Zagreb, can be grateful to this Club/Society since it initiated the first serious discussions on higher technical education in 1891, which was not present in Croatia at the time, as part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Since that first initiative until the end of World War I, there were numerous attempts to found the Polytechnic in Zagreb. A public fundraising action was initiated at that time to found the Polytechnic and the first significant donation came from Juraj Žerjavić, dr.med, a priest from Marija Bistrica.